This is my first post for Fiesta Friday, which is a weekly celebration brought about by A Novice Gardener, and is this week’s #20 co-hosted by Fae’s Twist & Tango and A Pug in the Kitchen. It’s all about sharing ideas, activities, recipes and mixing and mingling – sounds like fun!
I have actually been on leave this week, and have been spending a substantial amount of time either sleeping, or fiddling in the kitchen. I was fortunate enough to have one of my colleagues send me the Wellness Trilogy from 4 Ingredients, after finding out about our new dietary regime. This is the first recipe I made from the Gluten & Lactose Free book, and it is so delightfully simple yet decadent, that I thought it is a perfect recipe to post for Friday Fiesta. I hope you enjoy!
Original Recipe from 4 Ingredients: Cacao and Date Truffles
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1 1/2 cups medjool dates, pitted
- 3 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup pistachios, lightly toasted and crushed
- Blend together the cacao, dates and coconut
- Roll into small balls
- Roll balls into the crushed nuts to coat
- Chill before serving
As usual, I didn’t have all of the specified ingredients for the recipe, so substitution was in order, so almonds were used in place of pistachios
I did not roast the almonds, simply pulsed them in my Thermomix for a few seconds until they were broken into smallish chunks